In January 2020, Dr. Posnick stepped back from clinical practice to start Posnick MD Consulting. The healthcare consulting practice was formed to provide service to individuals and to create value for corporations. Healthcare consulting services include advising corporate boards, facilitating mergers and acquisitions, and providing expert opinions in medical–legal disputes.
Dr. Posnick continues to passionately advocate for democratization of the safe and sophisticated surgical reconstruction of facial deformities in children and young adults in all parts of the world. He remains committed to the medical education of students, residents in training, and clinicians in practice.
Dr. Posnick is a Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota. Educated in dentistry from Harvard University and medicine from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Posnick is a diplomat of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Posnick has completed surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University; the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania; and Vanderbilt Medical Center and University.
He began surgical practice in 1986 in Toronto, Canada where he directed the craniofacial surgery program at the Hospital for Sick Children, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto. Working with private industry beginning in the 1980s, Dr. Posnick developed (with the Leibinger Company in Germany) and later (with the Stryker Corporation in the US) refined internal fixation systems and medical devices that continue to be used in craniomaxillofacial surgery worldwide.
In 1992, he was recruited to Georgetown University Medical Center where he formalized the Georgetown Craniofacial Center. In 1998, Dr. Posnick continued an active private practice at the Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in the Washington, DC area.
Nominated by his peers, Dr. Posnick has been listed in Best Doctors: Washingtonian Magazine; Best Dentists: Washingtonian Magazine; Best Doctors in America; Who’s Who in Medical Specialists; National Registry of Who’s Who; and Who’s Who in Executives & Business.
A few of the scholarly honors and awards received over the years include the Award for Video Presentation of “Bilateral Cleft Orthognathic Surgery” (1991) given by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons; the Award for Video Presentation of “Monobloc and Facial Bipartition for Reconstruction of Craniofacial Malformations” (1993) given by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Annual Bernard K. Sarnat Junior Investigator Award (1994) given by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Norman Rowe Award & Lectureship (1999) given by the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; the 4th Annual H. David Hall Award and Lectureship (2004) given by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; the William F. Herrigan Award and Lectureship (2010) given by Bellevue Oral and Maxillofacial Alumni Association; the John B. Erich Visiting Professorship of Plastic Surgery (2011) given by the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; the W. Harry Archer Award & Kurt Thoma Lectureship (2017) given by the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; and the Everett Magnus Orated Award & Lectureship (2018) given by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
His professional academic appointments include Professor Emeritus of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland; Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC; and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Posnick has lectured around the world and authored more than 400 medical journal publications and book chapters. His earlier two-volume textbook, published in 2000 by W.B. Saunders, Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery in Children and Young Adults, is considered an authoritative benchmark reference. His first edition comprehensive two-volume textbook, Orthognathic Surgery: Principles and Practice, published in 2014 by Elsevier, captured current thinking for the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of dentofacial deformities. The second edition, published in 2022, establishes its place as a reference in setting guidelines of practice in the field.
A monograph entitled Facial Deformities in Children: Thirteen Life Changing Operations will be published by Elsevier in early 2023. Dr. Posnick continues to passionately advocate for the democratization of safe and comprehensive surgical reconstruction of facial deformities in children and young adults throughout the world.
In 2020, Dr. Posnick stepped back from his clinical practice with continued involvement in the education of students, residents in training, and clinicians in practice. Through Posnick MD Consulting, he continues to provide advice and support to the healthcare industry and individual patients and their families as they navigate personal healthcare challenges.